Beaches

Sep 232016
 
Ode to Lesvos

 Lesvos: The Island of Greek Angels We have all taken pride in the journeys we have taken to distant land and looked forward to our destination with anticipation dreaming of the balmy beaches, colorful cocktails with little umbrellas awaiting us in the hotel lobby to be served with a smile by a charming hostess.  But not all journeys are like that, some of us need to undertake arduous journeys just to save our life and leave the land we have called home since time immemorial.  For the Syrian refugees forced to flee their homes due to civil war had [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 182016
 
What happens on a Goa Beach ?- Family Beach Activity Guide

What to do at Goa Beaches?  Adventure & Water Sports in Goa My first visit to Goa on a hot summer day was in double-breasted suit; a serpent-like twin tongued tie wrapped around my itchy neck and a laptop in tow. But once I visited the beach of the Taj Fort Aguada, where I was staying I vowed to rip off my tie, burn the suit and move to Goa. In due course, the tie was peeled off, the suits dusted, dry-cleaned, mothballed and hidden in closets that were locked and marked -” Never To Be Opened” The dream [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 152015
 
The Kids Who Stole My Heart On A Goa Beach

Laughter & other lessons learned from kids of Child Rescue Center Goa First came the collective laughter that rose above the rapturing waves crashing on the pristine Gonsua Beach, Majorda in Goa. Then came a few worried yet loving screams,” Wait, don’t go too close, don’t enter the water, let me come “ But the collective laughter had the blessings of the Universe that made the pure laughter attract everybody around. It sure got my attention as I ran towards the source of the collective laughter to contribute to the chorus. If there is anything better than laughing alone  then it is to join [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 252014
 
Goa Travel Blog - A Family Trip to Goa

  An Indian Family trip to Goa: What Indian Families can do in Goa When I was a kid a family vacation meant going to my grandparent’s homes every year during summer vacations as we lived in different cities. My Nani and Dadi showered their blessings on us and secretly competed for the title for favorite grandmother. Sometimes we visited a few pilgrim places like Rishikesh, Haridwar etc. The biggest attraction was going to hills like Simla,  that was our favorite hill station as nobody has heard about Leh,  Sikkim or other exotic names you talk today. Trips to wildlife [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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Mar 142014
 
A day in Kerala: Sunrise to Sunset

Life is a beach: A day in Kerala We were so exited to explore life around our hotel, that me, Shawn and Emanuel decided to meet early morning and go to the beach on Poovar island where we were guests at Estuary Island. Emanuel was so excited that he was in hotel lobby a full hour ahead of the decided time. We crossed the estuary in a boat at reached the beach. But the hard working fishermen of Kerala have beaten us to the beach and they were busy pulling back their nets from the water. Nobody had time [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 082013
 
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands   Andamans is fast catching up with the famous tourist destinations of the country. Even though we generally associate Goa with beaches in India, it is actually Andaman and Nicobar Islands that truly give you the wonderful experience of beaches and vast oceans. Andamans lies in the south-east part of India. It is a group of islands that includes 572 islands out of which only 36 are inhabited. The rest of the 536 islands are uninhabited and are reserved forests. I have lived in the islands since [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 032013
 
 Beach Cricket in Pondicherry

  Beach Cricket In Pondicherry I was walking in evening on a beach in Pondicherry, when I saw these boys playing cricket, the unofficial national game of India. This is a common pass time for boys in India, to play cricket on any open space. While watching them I was very happy to see that the boys are happy and enjoying life to the fullest. They were not rich, and must have been kids of local fishermen as there were a lot of fishing nets and boats nearby. The devastating effects of the Tsunami in Pondicherry were still visible [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 242013
 
A Walk on Beach Road in Pondicherry

Beach Road Pondicherry- A Walk to Enjoy Bapu was born in Porbandar, a city with nice beaches, which later became known for gang wars and movies were made on its notorious Gang led by the Godmother Santokben Jadeja , where Shabana Azmi played the lead character. But Bapu left Porbandar long ago and left his mark not only on this country but also on South Africa and other countries in the world. To respect Bapu’s association with the beach city he was born in almost every city with a beach in India has a Gandhi Statue, on the beach not to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 172013
 
Attending An International Wedding in Pondicherry

Staying At A Beach Hotel To Attend an International Wedding in Pondicherry Pondicherry or Puducherry is such a beautiful place that one wants to use bigger adjectives like fascinating, mesmerizing, enchanting etc., but none of them can do justice to it. So let me use what fits it perfectly Pondicherry is unique. No it is not like hippie heaven Goa, there is no comparison and I will not attempt any.  Though feel free to give your opinion in the comments about the same if you have been to both places like me. When I posted some of the pictures [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 122013
 
Capturing Fishermen Catching Fish in Pondicherry

Fishermen Catching Fish In Pondicherry   I first missed not knowing how to shoot a video first when I saw this skirmish between a Cunning Fox and Eagle in Tal Chapar Rajasthan. I talked with a few photographers and what clearly emerged from my discussion : Still photographs capture the moment better and they give a very sharp image. If your picture is good a single picture can tell the story. Capturing videos is much more complicated and you need to do a lot of editing and sound mixing which is not everybody’s cup of tea. Though now you [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]